PETA urges Singapore Airlines to serve only vegan meals

Singapore Airlines, photo: Goh Rhy Yan on Unsplash
Singapore Airlines, photo: Goh Rhy Yan on Unsplash

The animal welfare organization PETA Asia wants Singapore Airlines to offer customers only vegan meals to counterbalance the carbon emissions from their flights to nowhere.

Since the airline announced its plans to launch flights to nowhere in October 2020, the company has drawn criticism from netizens concerned about the carbon emissions of these flights.

Flights to nowhere start and end at the same airport. The company is offering this to gain income since flying during the Covid-19 pandemic is minimal.

PETA Asia’s senior Vice President Jason Baker wrote a letter to the airline’s CEO on how vegan meals will allow the company to explore opportunities in environmental protection: “Serving vegan food would elevate Singapore Airlines’ meals to new heights while shedding some of its environmental baggage.”

He emphasized the company’s own commitment to exploring opportunities for staff and customers to get involved in environmental protection.

“Vegan eating is taking off worldwide, and as passengers are increasingly looking to shrink their carbon footprint, Singapore Airlines should waste no time in getting on board,” Baker added.

By shifting towards plant-based diets across the globe, the worst effects of climate change can be reduced, according to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

PETA also highlighted in its media release that animal agriculture produces more greenhouse gases than global emissions from transportation.

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